Chapter IX: Dismissal of Academic Staff for Cause

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9.01 Dismissals

The procedures for dismissal for cause of academic staff are set forth in Wis. Stat. § 36.115(4) and UWS 11.  Wis. Stat. § 36.115(4) requires that dismissal for cause grievance procedures include a hearing before an impartial hearing officer.  For purposes of academic staff dismissal for cause, the impartial hearing office shall be the Academic Staff Personnel Commission.

9.02 Dismissal for Cause - Fixed Term or Probationary Academic Staff

A member of the academic staff holding a probationary appointment or a member of the academic staff holding a fixed term appointment, who has served the university for an initial period of up to two (2) months, may be dismissed prior to the end of the contract term only for just cause or for reasons of budget or program under UWS 12. A nonrenewal of such appointment is not a dismissal under this section. A dismissal shall not become effective until the individual concerned has received a written notification containing specific charges leading to the dismissal and the process that a grievant and employer must follow.  Procedures for dismissal for cause for fixed term or probationary academic staff appointments shall be pursuant to UWS 11.11.

9.03 Dismissal for Cause - Instructional Academic Staff

Dismissal for cause of a member of the academic staff having 51% or more teaching responsibilities and holding a probationary or fixed term appointment shall be pursuant to UWS 11.11.

9.04 Board Review

A member of the academic staff holding a probationary appointment or a member of the academic staff holding a fixed term appointment who has been dismissed for cause by the chancellor following a hearing may appeal this action to the Board of Regents pursuant to the procedures contained in UWS 11.10.

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